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17 February 2014
20:30
Main Stage
The Athens State Orchestra in a concert with emphasis on the musical avant-garde of the early 20th and 21st century in France.
15 – 18 – 28 €
Concs 10 – 12 – 15 €
Unemployed 5 €
The 2013-2014 season will see the Athens State Orchestra inaugurate its collaboration with the OCC in two concerts during the first half of 2014. The two events will share a common theme -the musical avant-garde in early 20th and 21st century France- which fits in perfectly with this season’s OCC programme.

In the first concert, works by Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky are juxtaposed against the première performance of a work by the young Greek composer, Nikolas Tzortzis, who studied and lives in France, and a fascinating piece by the young French composer, Raphaël Cendo.

The distinguished Greek pianist Stephanos Thomopoulos, who has lived and worked in France for many years, will be appearing alongside the Athens State Orchestra.

There will be a short pre-concert presentation of the works by Titos Gouvelis.

credits

Conducted by Vasilis Christopoulos
Stefanos Thomopoulos: piano
 

PROGRAMME

Nikolas Tzortzis
Incompatible(s) IX, hommage à Nikos Mamangakis, for large orchestra
(commissioned by the Athens State Orchestra, première)

Maurice Ravel
Piano concerto for the left hand

Intermission

Raphaël Cendo
Rage in the Heaven City

Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird Suite (1919)
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